All shares offered by BRE Bank in its rights issue have been subscribed. The Bank is set to raise PLN 1.98 billion representing an important element of the strategy announced in March.
Moreover, as part of additional subscriptions, investors subscribed for 7,050,232 new shares. Consequently, the demand for the Bank's shares exceeded by 6.966.586 the number of shares offered. BRE Bank's strategy including the capital increase has been viewed positively by investors. As a result, all the shares have been subscribed and the Bank is set to raise the expected amount, said Mariusz Grendowicz, president of BRE Bank. The great confidence from investors supports us in attaining our goals, thus boosting shareholder value, he added.
The shares issue is a component of the BRE Bank strategy for 2010 – 2012 announced at the beginning of March, which, among others, provides for reinforcing the three core areas of the Bank's operations: retail, corporates and financial markets. BRE Bank is a strong player both among retail customers, as well as corporate clients. In the face of expected economic improvement, the Bank wants to exploit this potential. The Bank wants to offer to mBank clients faster and more convenient on-line access to products, including credit facilities, and to MultiBank clients the Bank wants to offer the highest quality and efficiency of services. Additionally, BRE Bank wants to intensify its support for enterprises’ development.
Subscription for shares of the new issue was available from 19 to 26 May. The issue was addressed to investors entitled to exercise pre-emptive rights (giving priority to existing shareholders to acquire shares of the new issue proportionally to their current holdings) and to participate in additional subscriptions. A shareholder holding 12 pre-emptive rights was entitled to subscribe for 5 shares of the new issue at the issue price of PLN 160 per share.
In line with the schedule, the allotment of new shares will take place on 9 June 2010. The first listing of the Allotment Certificates (PDA) is expected on or before 17 June 2010.
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